The Significance: Preterm births, longer hospital stays and complications from multiple gestations
are sending health-plan costs over $1 million.
The investigators had hoped that using letrozole might result in fewer multiple gestations
without worsening the five birth rate.
From this perspective, selective termination is not so much an extension of women's reproductive choice as it is the extension of control over women's reproductive capacity-through the use of fertility drugs, GIFT, and IVF as "solutions" to infertility that often result, when successful, in multiple gestations
; through the provision of a technology, selective termination, to respond to multiple gestation
that may create much of the same ambivalence for women as is generated by abortion; and finally through the imposition of limitations on women's access to the procedure.
A technique similar to amniocentesis (in which the uterine cavity is entered) has been used to terminate selectively a defective fetus, when a serious fetal anomaly, such as Down syndrome, occurs in a multiple gestation
This interim analysis (n=25) shows that the financial costs associated with DET resulting in multiples is actually higher when considering the downstream costs associated with multiple gestations
including: delivery, NICU and complications associated with low birth weight.
a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today presented data demonstrating its approach to detect aneuploidies in maternal blood from multiple gestation
There are not enough perinatologists to treat the growing number of elderly and diabetic mothers or the increase in obese, hypertensive, and multiple gestation
So we may be able to increase that pregnancy rate as well and minimize the multiple gestation
The study showed that using CCS and SET together provides ongoing pregnancy rates equivalent to traditional double embryo transfer while eliminating multiple gestation
The multivariate analysis controlled for the extremes of age, and for diabetes, hypertension, renal disease, multiple gestation
, prior cesarean section, and hospital characteristics.
While some may see this as a double blessing, it is important to understand that there are many potential risks associated with multiple gestation
is an obstetric condition that confronts every obstetrician at some point.